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According to the latest SARS-CoV-2 variant report issued by the Allergy Immunology and Cell Biology Unit of the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 41 new cases of Omicron were detected from 176 samples. Omicron is currently detected in over 100 countries including the United States, Canada, Australia India,...
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The report of whole genomic sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 variants in Sri Lanka was issued on 03.12.2021 by the Allergy, Immunology and Cell Biology Unit of the Department of Immunology Molecular and Molecular Medicine of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. The study was carried out by USJ researchers including Prof. Neelika Malavige and Dr. Chandima Jeewandara. 94...
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Sri Lanka has confirmed a new sub lineage of the Delta strain of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, detected in the island and termed B.1.617.2. AY 104. Dr. Chandima Jeewadara, Director, Molecular and Cell Biology Unit of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJ, said Sri Lanka now has three variants that originated in the...
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Prof. Neelika Malavige was selected as a member of WHO technical advisory committee on Covid-19. WHO(World Health Organization) has established a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to advise on scientific, technical and strategic matters related to the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP). The group is composed of 10 renowned experts with a diverse range of knowledge...
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Like in other contexts in the world, the transition to online learning in Sri Lankan universities during the pandemic was sudden and abrupt: both lecturers and students had a very limited time to prepare for the new mode of teaching and learning. A study was carried out to find out the student Satisfaction with Online...
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The Sinopharm is an inactivated COVID-19 vaccine, which is currently given emergency use authorization by the WHO and is the main vaccine used in many Asian and Middle East Countries. A new study was carried out to determine the kinetics and persistence of immune responses following the Sinopharm/BBIBP-CorV, by investigating the immune responses in a...
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USJ researchers including Prof. Neelika Malavige and Dr. Chandima Jeewandara from Allergy Immunology and Cell Biology Unit, Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine of University of Sri Jayewardenepura have been carrying out sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 viruses since the onset of the pandemic. With the identification of the delta variant in Sri Lanka, they also detected a...
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“The stigma and discrimination experienced by COVID-19 patients in society, workplaces, and healthcare facilities have serious negative consequences in Sri Lanka at both the individual and family levels. In this regard, irresponsible media reporting and sensationalism of news coverage leading to breaching of privacy and confidentiality, defaming and false allegations without consent have been identified...
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The report of Whole genomic sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 variants in Sri Lanka was issued by the Allergy, Immunology and Cell Biology Unit of the Department of Immunology Molecular and Molecular Medicine of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. The study was carried out by USJ researchers including Prof. Neelika Malavige and Dr. Chandima Jeewandara. Out of...
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Medical Equipment sponsored by USJ Canada Alumni were donated to Base Hospital Homagama by Senior Professor Sudantha Liyanage; Vice Chancellor of University of Sri Jayewardenepura on 8th of September 2021. Mr. Maxwell Ranasinghe participated on behalf of Alumni Association of Canada Division. This is the first part of the medical Equipment that they are going...
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